What Happened on February 22, 1934

Historical Events

It Happened One Night

"It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935)

In Search of Sheba

André Malraux and Édouard Corniglion-Molinier set out to find the lost capital of the Queen of Sheba, as mentioned in the Old Testament

Famous Birthdays

  • Paavo Pohjola, Finnish concert violinist and conductor, born in Seinäjoki, Finland

Sparky AndersonSparky Anderson (1934-2010)

American Baseball HOF manager (World Series 1975, 76 Cincinnati Reds; WS 1984 & 2 x AL Manager of the Year, Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota

  • Thomas Paul, American bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois
Born in 1934

Famous Deaths

  • Willem Kes, Dutch violinist, composer and conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra), dies at 78

About February 22, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 89 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces